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Department of plastic and aesthetic surgery

PD. Dr. med. Oliver Thamm
plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

About the department

The department of plastic and aesthetic surgery at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is a certified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery facility. The department works according to the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC). Specialized doctors and nursing staff teams ensure that you receive the best possible treatment at the highest level. We advise you individually and competently and integrate aftercare into the treatment plan. If necessary, doctors work closely with other clinics and institutes for trauma cases and in case of complex reconstruction. Under the supervision of the department, the team of doctors work on the development of plastic surgery standards and guidelines. The main research areas are "stem cell therapy of chronic wounds" and "care for burn injuries in Germany". The department has unique 3D visualization for pre-operative planning.

The spectrum of surgical activity includes all plastic surgical standard procedures (liposuction, facelift, rhinoplasty, etc.), functional reconstruction surgery and the most modern procedures for defect coverage. In addition, doctors focus on ageing prevention and diagnosis and treatment of lipoedema.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Breast surgery:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast (re)construction
  • Breast alignment
  • Breast adjustment after weight loss
  • Male breast reduction (gynecomastia)
  • En bloc resection

Reconstructive surgery for:

  • Acute burns/correction of burn sequelae
  • Scars
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Diabetic foot
  • Decubital ulcerations ( " pressure sores, sagging")
  • Nerve paralysis (motor replacement plastic)
  • Tumour diseases (optical and functional reconstruction)
  • Skin and tissue damage after accidents or skin tumours
  • Lymphedema (lymph node transplant) 

Plastic-aesthetic facial surgery:

  • Wrinkle treatments (botox, fillers, autologous fat)
  • Face tightening, facelift
  • Eyelid lifts
  • Quad (combined tightening of the upper and lower eyelid)
  • Neck and cheek lifts
  • Upper and lower eyelid tightening
  • Chin corrections
  • Ear correction
  • Lacrimal sac removal

Tightening surgeries after weight loss:

  • Body lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Thigh lift
  • Upper arm lift
  • Buttock lift

Body shape corrections:

  • Liposuction
  • Cryolipolysis (cold treatment against fat deposits)
  • Fat apron removal
  • Therapy of lipoedema
  • Labia correction
  • Bellybutton correction
  • Lipoma removal

Lipoedema treatment:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage, MLD
  • Physical decongestion therapy
  • Water-jet assisted liposuction, WAL
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1998-2003 Study of human medicine at the medical faculty of the University of Hamburg
  • 2003-2004 Study of human medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • 2004-2005 Study of human medicine at the medical faculty of the University of Hamburg
  • 2005 Approval
  • 2009 Expertise in radiation protection
  • 2010 Certificate as investigator according to the guidelines GCP - Good clinical practitioner at the Munich study centre
  • 2010 additional designation emergency medicine
  • 2012 Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • 2015 Additional qualification in hand surgery

Experience

  • 2006-2008 Hospital Reinbek St. Adolf-Stift Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Hamburg, Department of Surgery, Chief Physician Prof. Dr. A. Eggert, resident as a surgeon in training
  • 2010-2016 Freelance emergency doctor, professional fire brigade Remscheid
  • 2008-2013 Hospital Cologne-Merheim Clinic of the private University of Witten/Herdecke, Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. dr G. Spilker, resident as a plastic surgeon in training
  • 2013-2014 Hospital Cologne-Merheim Klinikum of the private University of Witten/Herdecke, Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. P. Fuchs, Senior Physician
  • 2014-2015 Hospital Cologne-Merheim Klinikum of the private University of Witten/Herdecke, Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. P. Fuchs, Senior Physician
  • 2016-2018 Sana Hospital Gerresheim Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Breast Center, Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. C. Andree, Senior Physician
  • Since 2018 Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch Chief Physician Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Habilitation member of the Faculty of Health at the University of Witten/Herdecke
  • Member of the committee for the selection process for medical school applicants
  • Member of the extended board of the German Society for Burn Medicine (DGV eV), head of the burn register (self-initiated in 2014)
  • Author of 33 publications
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